Weekly wrap-up: New Zealand bans software patents, open source is for lovers, and more

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New Zealand bans software patents. Chances are you’ve already heard that New Zealand passed a new Patents Bill this week making software patents illegal. So rather than summarize this news story, let me just pass along some links to articles that take a look at various angles on this exciting news:

    * Quartz explains how NZ banned software patents without violating international law.

    * Washington Post writer Timothy B. Lee outlines why the United States should follow in NZ's footsteps.

    * Want to know what others like you think about the ban? Scroll through the zillions of Slashdot and Reddit comments.

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